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Performing DROID format identification on single streams is not always easy. Look at the nanite code, which addresses some these difficulties, document the use of nanite and provide an exemplar.
h2. File
File suffers from two inefficiency issues, the need to create a shell sub-process and the requirement to operate on a file instance.
h2. Tika
Tika is pure Java and provides a stream based API, shouldn't require additional work.
h2. Exiftool
Commandline invocation (called from FITS) and requires a file instance.
h2. FITS
Makes multiple command line calls on individual files, though is a Java application. Make more efficient by patching in fixes to the above tools.
h1. Working plan